#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In Krasnoyarsk, at the Gastro Forum – the first Russian gastronomic forum – the Norilsk Development Agency (NDA) and the Siberian Federal University (SFU) signed an agreement on cooperation in order to develop the Norilsk hospitality industry.
“The signing of the agreement is aimed at a qualitative change in catering culture in the city, the creation of new principles of catering in educational institutions, measures to popularize the gastro industry professions, the personnel training for Norilsk cafes and restaurants based on the Norilsk technical school of industrial technologies and service and the SFU’s Gastronomy Institute”, the NDA head Maxim Mironov told.
“The university is not a place that just generates competencies, fulfilling its social function. The SFU becomes an active participant in economic processes. For me, the value of the signed agreement lies precisely in its practical-oriented character”, said the SFU rector Maxim Rumyantsev.
The educational track for 20 owners and managers of the Norilsk cafes and restaurants will be launched in October. At the Siberian Federal University’s Gastronomy Institute, they will study the basics of lean production, the subtleties of restaurant management and marketing strategies in the restaurant business. The educational track will last several months. Next step is to organize advanced training courses for chefs.
In the summer, the Bellini Group cofounder, the Gastronomy Institute director Alexey Gorensky and the SFU’s Startups Academy head Nikolay Grigoryev visited Norilsk to get acquainted with the city cafes and restaurants, production canteens and the general and preschool education institutions’ dining rooms. They appreciated the gastronomy level in the territory, outlined possible mechanisms for improving the quality of service in catering establishments.
“We do not chase quick results. This is a long time game. But the faster we all get involved in it, the sooner we get tangible results”, Alexey Gorensky said.
Earlier, the country’s best restaurants’ chefs came to Norilsk. Taimyr venison turned out to be the richest on macro- and microelements. This Is Taimyr also told that, the SEVER gastronomy festival has been taking place in Norilsk since 2018.
Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Norilsk Development Agency